Shawn graduated from Corning East in 2007. He was named to the All Leader as a junior and senior and in 2007 he was named the Basketball Coaches Association of NY Class B Player of the Year. He was named to the Star Gazette All Twin Tiers Team as a senior. He scored 961 points in high school averaging 15 points a game. He scored 35 points versus Wellsville as a junior. He set a single season school record for points scored (371) and scoring average (17.2) as a junior. Shawn was also a member of the 2006 Corning East State Championship Football Team. Shawn graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2011.